SAFETY MINDED

We attribute our safety success and low ratings not only to our employees who value and uphold safety on the job-sites, but we recognize its clients who set the requirements and standards.


Safety Awards


2020 CURT

2020 CURT

2020 CURT

2020 CURT


Construction Users Round Table Recognizes WT Byler Co for 2020 Construction Industry Safety Excellence
November 17, 2020

The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) is proud to announce its nineteenth annual Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award Winners and calls upon the industry to continue its progress in promoting construction site safety across the United States, Canada and the rest of the globe. As one of its core initiatives CURT is committed to working towards continued improvement in construction industry safety performance.

CURT is an association of leading corporations dedicated to the promotion of cost-effective construction methods. The members, as major consumers of construction services seek to foster improved construction safety performance through recognition of the achievement of excellence and the promotion of proven effective work practices.
Pospisil, Rychlik

The CISE Award seeks to encourage efforts to improve safety by recognizing safety leaders in all segments of the construction industry. Award applications were distributed to CURT members as well as leading national contractor associations and local construction user councils throughout the US and Canada.

“The CURT CISE Award winners have once again established new levels of safety performance, culture and innovation that proves zero injuries can be achieved. Our class of 2020 award recipients have reinforced our belief that owner companies, contractor companies, and our skilled crafts can partner effectively together to design and build complex domestic and international projects that meet specific business needs and provide jobs while protecting the health and safety of everyone on those projects. CURT is proud to present world class performance and teamwork resulting in the highest commitment to safety as defined by the CURT Owners’ Safety Blueprint. Please join me in applauding these leaders of industry who by example demonstrate that construction safety is not just another priority, but a true personal value to their organizations.” Art Limper (Merck & Co., Inc.), CURT Board Member and Past Safety Committee Chair

WT Byler Co representatives, Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director and Geoff Pospisil – Director of Safety and Risk Manager were there to receive the award, virtually, on behalf of the entire WT Byler Co organization. Rychlik addressed CURT praising the firm’s employees for performance and recognizing the firm’s clients for setting the standards. The company had worked over 2.26 million work-hours during 2019.

Decades of Setting the Standard in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
WT Byler Co is your major site-preparation, turnkey railroad construction and Class-I mainline railroad maintenance specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. They are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects they do... Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-roots refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail shopping facilities, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems & airports infrastructure, drainage structures, levees, and railroads. To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director at www.wtbyler.com.



2020 AGC Houston Large Specialty Contractor of the Year

2020 AGC Houston Large Specialty Contractor of the Year

2020 AGC Houston Large Specialty Contractor of the Year

2020 AGC Houston Large Specialty Contractor of the Year


SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS AWARD ARE reviewed by General Contractor members and Safety Committee leaders. After reviewing the entry, W.T. Byler Co., Inc. was selected as a recipient for this category due to its rigorous and outstanding safety protocols, which are imbedded within the company’s culture.

Founded in 1973 by W.T. Byler, the family-owned and- operated company is led by W.T. "Bill" Byler. The company’s projects are focused on heavy construction, industrial, commercial, railroad and government projects.

One of their major projects includes the site preparation for the ExxonMobil Campus in The Woodlands. At the peak of the multi-phased job, the company dispatched 254 workers and 156 pieces of construction equipment.

This past August, the company celebrated new safety excellence records, which included 500 days accident free, totaling 2,823,904 safe working hours and 8,477,236 work hours with zero lost-time accidents since 2015.

According to Wendell Rychlik, Executive Director for W.T. Byler Co., Inc., "Our staff meetings always start with a prayer, a safety moment and discussions that include project-related needs such as personnel, training, equipment needs and successful operation planning." Senior management team leaders are involved in the prevention of accidents and focus on employee behavior and the impact of management processes.

Safety performance, both hazard specific and hazard awareness, is monitored throughout the construction process by means of site visits and daily report reviews.

"Safety milestones are celebrated on jobsites, and our Tracking Zero program embodies this commitment to every work hour completed with zero accidents or incidents," Rychlik stated.

"It truly is an honor to receive this award from within such an esteemed group," Rychlik said. "We celebrate this safety excellence event not only with our employees who value and uphold safety on our jobsites, but also with our clients who set the requirements and standards. Thank you!"



2019 ABC National Safety Award

2019 ABC National Safety Award

2019 ABC National Safety Award

2019 ABC National Safety Award


April 6, 2020

W.T. Byler Co., Inc. today announced it has received an ABC National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors, which was planned to be presented at the 30th annual Excellence in Construction® Award during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 18, 2020. WT Byler Co won in the NAICS Code 237 Division for Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction.



2019 ABC STEP Safety Management System Diamond Level Award

2019 ABC STEP Safety Management System Diamond Level Award

2019 ABC STEP Safety Management System Diamond Level Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WT Byler Co Achieves Diamond Level in the ABC STEP Safety Management System

HOUSTON, TEXAS — WT Byler Co announced it has achieved Diamond Level in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP safety management system. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.

STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.

Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director, pictured with Brandon Mabile – 2019 ABC Chairman-Elect of the Board, received the award on behalf of the entire WT Byler Co team at the STEP Membership Breakfast, July 26, 2019.

“We attribute our safety success not only to our employees,” said Rychlik, “but also to our clients who set the requirements and standards. Our Tracking Zero program embodies this commitment to every work hour completed with Zero accidents.”

Each day, WT Byler Co employees attend a job safety briefing, a morning stretch & flex session, and prepare a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for each work activity. A new job briefing will be held if there are changes to working conditions or job tasks.

The company has maintained “Diamond” status nine years consecutively! In the 2018 safety category, they have received the ChevronPhillips – Contractor Safety Excellence Award and the prestigious Construction Users Round Table – Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award (CURT).

“As an industry, it is our responsibility to ensure our workers go home in the same –or better—condition than when they arrived on the jobsite every day,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “By participating in STEP, WT Byler Co leadership has demonstrated a commitment to create the conditions for all to do their work without incident. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as toolbox talks and sound substance abuse policies, WT Byler Co is committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”

According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, applying STEP processes dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best-performing companies 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.

To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.



2019 ABC AQC Award

2019 ABC AQC Award

2019 ABC AQC Award

2019 ABC AQC Award


January 24, 2020

WT Byler Co of Houston, Texas, today announced its status as an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors.

“WT Byler Co is honored to have received AQC status,” said Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director, who received the award on behalf of the entire company. “This accreditation truly validates that our Owner and Team is dedicated to top- talent and community. We always say Safe, Reliable... Quality Oriented.”

Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility:

  • Quality
  • Safety (ABC STEP Gold, Platinum or Diamond level required)
  • Talent management
  • Craft and management education
  • Community relations and diversity

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to recognize W.T. Byler Co., Inc. as an Accredited Quality Contractor for its dedication to corporate responsibility and contributions to the communities in which they work,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader, vice president of telecom at National Roofing Partners. “WT Byler Co’s commitment to world-class safety performance, workforce development, diversity leadership and community service excellence makes them a clear leader in the merit shop construction industry.”

In achieving AQC status, each member company takes the following pledge:

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.

AQC is recognized by Construction Users Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners.

About W.T. Byler Co., Inc.
Founded in 1973, WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turnkey solution with worry-free reliability. We offer resources that are qualified, capable and committed to support any Project Group in achieving its mission, goals and objectives.



2018 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

2018 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

2018 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award



2017 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

2017 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

2017 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2016 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

2016 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

2016 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

CONSTRUCTION USERS ROUND TABLE SALUTES WT BYLER CO FOR 2016


NOVEMBER 7, 2016

Cincinnati, Ohio – WT Byler Co has been named the winner of a 2016 Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award. CURT announced these prestigious awards and made the presentations at its 2016 Awards of Excellence Celebration at The Hilton
Riverside in New Orleans on November 7, 2016.

CURT calls upon the industry to continue its progress in promoting construction site safety across the United States, Canada and the rest of the globe.

The CISE program seeks to encourage efforts to improve safety by recognizing safety leaders in all segments of the construction industry. Award applications were distributed to CURT members as well as leading national contractor associations and local construction user councils throughout the United States and Canada.

WT Byler Co representatives, Wendell Rychlik – Director of Business Development and Marketing and Geoff Pospisil – Director of Safety and Risk Manager were there to receive the award on behalf of the entire WT Byler Co organization. The company had work over 1.6 million man-hours during 2016.

The CURT CISE Award winners have once again established new levels of safety performance, culture and innovation that proves zero injuries can be achieved. Our class of 2016 award recipients have reinforced our belief that owner companies, contractor companies, and our skilled crafts can partner effectively together to design and build complex domestic and international projects that meet specific business needs and provide jobs while protecting the health and safety of everyone on those projects. CURT is proud to present world class performance and teamwork resulting in the highest commitment to safety as defined by the Owner Safety Blueprint. Please join me in applauding these leaders of industry who by example demonstrate that construction safety is not just another priority, but a true personal value to their organizations.

~ Art Limper, Board Member and Past Safety Chairman, CURT.

Decades of Setting the Standard in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

WT Byler Co is your major site-preparation, turnkey railroad construction and class-I mainline railroad maintenance specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-roots refineries, power plant & petroleum
storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail shopping facilities, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems & airports infrastructure, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.



2016 ABC National Safety Merit Award

2016 ABC National Safety Merit Award

2016 ABC National Safety Merit Award

WT BYLER CO EARNS NATIONAL SAFETY AWARD FROM ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS


MARCH 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – WT Byler Co has been named the winner of a 2016 National Safety Merit Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Based in Houston, Texas WT Byler Co received the award March 1st during the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to honor WT Byler Co, whose world-class safety processes and safety culture has created an environment where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility.

~ 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich

WT Byler Co’s impressive safety record shows the clear difference that an uncompromising, top-down commitment to safety makes in a contractor’s performance and we are proud to call them an ABC member.

~ 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich

WT Byler Co representatives, Wendell Rychlik – Director of Business Development and Marketing and Geoff Pospisil – Director of Safety and Risk Manager was there to receive the award on behalf of the entire WT Byler Co organization. The company had work over 1.6 million man-hours during 2016.

The 2016 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC's Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health and
Safety Committee.

Decades of Setting the Standard in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

WT Byler Co is your major site-preparation, turnkey railroad construction and class-I mainline railroad maintenance specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-roots refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail shopping facilities, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems & airports infrastructure, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2016 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2016 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2016 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2015 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2015 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2015 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2014 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

2014 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

2014 CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

WT BYLER CO AWARDED CURT SAFETY EXCELLENCE


NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio – The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) was proud to announce its annual Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award Winners and calls upon the industry to continue its progress in promoting construction site safety across the United States, Canada and the rest of the globe. As one of its core initiatives CURT is committed to working towards continued improvement in construction industry safety performance.

The Construction Users Roundtable is an association of leading corporations dedicated to the promotion of cost effective construction methods. The members, as major consumers of construction services seek to foster improved construction safety performance through recognition of the achievement of excellence and the
promotion of proven effective work practices.

The CISE program seeks to encourage efforts to improve safety by recognizing safety leaders in all segments of the construction industry. Award applications were
distributed to CURT members as well as leading national contractor associations and local construction user councils throughout the United States and Canada.

Two WT Byler Co team members; Wendell Rychlik – Director of Business Development & Marketing and Geoffrey Pospisil – Director of Safety & Risk Management were there to receive the award on behalf of the entire WT Byler Company.

The CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award winners have once again established new levels of safety performance, culture and innovation that proves zero injuries can be achieved. Our class of 2014 award recipients have reinforced our belief that owner companies, contractor companies, and our skilled crafts can partner effectively together to design and build complex domestic and
international projects that meet specific business needs and provide jobs while protecting the health and safety of everyone on those projects. CURT is proud to present world class performance and teamwork resulting in the highest commitment t o safety as defined by the Owner Safety Blueprint. Please join me in applauding these leaders of industry who by example demonstrate that construction safety is not just
another priority but a true personal value to their organizations.

~ Art Limper, Board Member and Past Chairman, CURT Safey Committee

About WT Byler Co – Decades of Setting the Standard in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
WT Byler Co is your site-preparation, railroad construction, and railroad maintenance specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plants & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail shopping facilities, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems and airport infrastructure, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.



2014 CP Contractor Safety Excellence Award

2014 CP Contractor Safety Excellence Award

2014 CP Contractor Safety Excellence Award



2014 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award

2014 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award

2014 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award

AGC OF AMERICA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD


MARCH 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) announced that WT Byler Co, Houston, Texas, maintained a safety record that has earned the company an AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award during the associations 95th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Bellagio Resort. Paul Diederich, 2013 President-AGC of America, and Paul Becker, Chairman, Construction Practice-Willis, recognized 53 top safety performers of over 30,000 member companies.

The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. CSEA closely examined each candidate's commitment to safety, occupational health management and risk control. Unlike the National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program that limits the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive. Judges looked for evidence of
company management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, and
work-site hazard identification control and safety program innovation.

Participants were required to complete the application forms and submit them to their local AGC Chapter. The local AGC Houston Chapter selected finalists in each category and submitted their recommendations to AGC of America. Members of the Safety & Health Committee reviewed the Chapter's submittals at the winter meeting. Then the finalists in each category competed at the AGC National Convention for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award. Final judges included Mike Fredebeil,
Willis; Bill Parsons, Headquarters Air Force Safety Center; Anthony Militello, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC); Mike Sterrett, Mirada Consulting; and Bob Fitzgerald, Southern Company Services.

Two WT Byler Co team members; Wendell Rychlik – Director of Business Development & Marketing and Geoffrey Pospisil – Director of Safety & Risk Management were there for the competition on behalf of the entire WT Byler Company.

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.



2014 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

2014 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

2014 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

ABC SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD


MARCH 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that WT Byler Co maintained a safety record that has earned the company recognition in the NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction category of ABC’s National Safety Excellence Awards.

ABC is proud to honor WT Byler Co with a National Safety Excellence Award for
demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to safety and outstanding safety performance.

~ Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO

WT Byler Co has truly shown a dedication to becoming one of the leaders for the industry by striving to create the safest work environment possible for its employees.

~ Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO

Pamela Volm – ABC 2015 National Chair, presented the 2014 National Safety Excellence Awards Thursday March 5, 2015 during the 25th Annual Excellence In Construction program at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center – Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

WT Byler Co representative Wendell Rychlik – Director of Business Development and Marketing was there to receive the award on behalf of the entire WT Byler Co organization. The company had work over 1.6 million man-hours during 2014.

The 2015 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond and Platinum status in ABC's Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program. During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable rates, and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health & Safety Committee.

Decades of Setting the Standard in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

WT Byler Co is your major site-preparation, turnkey railroad construction and class-I mainline railroad maintenance specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-roots refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail shopping facilities, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems & airports infrastructure, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2014 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2014 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2014 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2013 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2013 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2013 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2012 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award

2012 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award

2012 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award



2012 ABC National Safety Pinnacle Award

2012 ABC National Safety Pinnacle Award

2012 ABC National Safety Pinnacle Award

NATIONAL SAFETY PINNACLE AWARD


FEBRUARY 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that WT Byler Co, Houston, Texas, maintained a safety record that has earned the company an ABC National Safety Pinnacle Award. WT Byler Co representatives received the award Feb. 20 during the 23rd annual Excellence in Construction awards celebration at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

ABC is proud to honor WT Byler Co with a National Safety Pinnacle Award for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to safety and outstanding safety performance,

~ Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO.

WT Byler Co has truly shown a dedication to becoming one of the leaders for the industry by striving to create the safest work environment possible for its employees.

~ Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO.

The 2012 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond and Platinum status in ABC's Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health & Safety Committee.

Two WT Byler Co team members; Wendell Rychlik – Director of Business Development & Marketing and Geoffrey Pospisil – Director of Safety & Risk Management were there to receive one of only six inaugural awards on behalf of the entire WT Byler Co team.

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors.

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2012 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2012 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2012 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, and railroads.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2011 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

2011 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

2011 ABC National Safety Excellence Award

ABC SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD


FEBRUARY 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that WT Byler Co – Houston, maintained a safety record that has earned the company recognition in the Heavy and Civil Engineering Contractor category of ABC’s National Safety Excellence Awards.

ABC is proud to honor WT Byler Co with a National Safety Excellence Award for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to safety and outstanding safety performance.

~ Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO

WT Byler Co has truly shown a dedication to becoming one of the leaders for the industry by striving to create the safest work environment possible for its employees.

~ Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO

The 2011 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond and Platinum status in ABC's Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program. During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable rates, and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health & Safety Committee.

Two WT Byler Co team members; Wendell Rychlik – Director of Business Development & Marketing and Geoffrey Pospisil – Director of Safety & Risk Management received the award on behalf of the entire WT Byler Co team at a dinner on Wednesday, February 22cd at the Arizona Biltmore - Phoenix, Arizona.

“We work hard to produce best possible product for our customers,” said Rychlik. “The companies we support have helped to shape our cities and communities. Providing them with our services is very important to us and this award sends them a strong message that we have a genuine commitment to workplace safety… and quality.”

Commitment to Excellence
The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 74 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. There were 750 member companies across the nation invited to apply for the award and only seventeen winners. Houston firms were winners of six of the awards. WT Byler Co was named "Safest in the Nation Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction to One-Million Man-Hours Category."

Side Note
Mitt Romney - Governor of Massachusetts and United States presidential candidate was on hand the following morning addressing the ABC board regarding his request for ABC’s endorsement. Governor Romney is committed to ABC’s merit shop philosophy and to generating more right to work states.

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turn-key solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do… Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grass-root refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, railroads; even a pipe-spool base fabrication yard serving the increasing deep-water pipeline and steel-catenary market. We offer resources that are qualified, capable, responsive and committed to support any PMT in achieving its mission, goals and objectives. To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik – Executive Director.

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2011 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2011 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2011 ABC National Diamond STEP Award

2011 ABC Diamond STEP Award


JULY 8, 2011

2011 DIAMOND LEVEL OF ACHIEVMENT - WT Byler Co takes the 2011 Diamond STEP
Award offered by the Associated Builders and Contractors; the highest honor recognizing a safety program that demonstrates the highest commitment for safety given to contractors that have achieved low experience modifier rates for on-the-job accidents.

ABC's Safety Training and Evaluation Process Awards - STEP recognize members who
employ effective safety practices on their jobsites and are based on 20 key elements of contractor safety programs such as management commitment, pre-planning for safety on jobsites, safety training and resources committed to safety. The STEP process; developed and written by contractors for contractors, is a tool designed to objectively evaluate safety programs, policies, procedures and training.

This year the Greater Houston Chapter earned 14 Diamond-level awards; the highest STEP level achievable, as well as 26 Platinum-level awards and 11 Gold-level awards... 51 honorees total in the field of construction.

Diamond-level winners must have an incidence rate at least 50% below the national Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) average in their particular NAICS code for at least three consecutive years and have an EMR (or "mod factor") at or below 0.700 (0.800 for companies with fewer than 100 employees). WT Byler Co achieved a 0.19 EMR for
2010 - NAICS Code 237990.

About WT Byler Co
WT Byler Co is your heavy and civil engineering construction specialist dedicated to creating value for customers who depend on a turnkey solution with worry-free reliability. We are hands-on individuals and feel privileged to build the projects that we do... Major projects including infrastructure for mining, grassroot refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, K-12 & institutes of higher education, major retail, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, logistics distribution, road systems, airports, drainage structures, levees, railroads; even a pipe-spool base fabrication yard serving the increasing deepwater pipeline and steel-catenary market. We offer resources that are qualified, capable, responsive and committed to support any PMT in achieving its mission, goals and objectives.

To learn more or find out how to use WT Byler Co for your next project, contact Wendell Rychlik - Executive Director.

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2010 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award

2010 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award

2010 AGC National Construction Safety Excellence Award




SAFE, RELIABLE... QUALITY ORIENTED

WT Byler Co work-hours contributed to our LACC Million-Hour Milestone with no recordables and I wanted you to know we appreciate your efforts – 200,000 work hours.

JINKOO HWANG, PH. D, PRESIDENT LACC / LCLA


Genuine Commitment


WT Byler Co offers substantial construction experience, competitive pricing, financial strength, integrity and a genuine commitment to your project that is supported by a foundation of workplace safety and quality.

We consider no phase of our operation or administration as being of greater importance than accident prevention. It is our policy to provide and maintain safe and healthful working conditions and to follow operating practices that will safeguard all employees resulting in safe working conditions and efficient operation.

On the front-end, company orientation and PPE is issued to craft workers upon employment. Background checks, badging and operator certifications are issued based on qualifications and project requirements. Additional training is given as required based on owners’ site-specific orientations.

We continually audit our sites searching for short falls. Our aim is to identify weaknesses that present increased risk and missed strategic opportunities. The management level evaluates findings to determine clear, actionable solutions to mitigate such risk and improve our safety culture.

ZERO ACCIDENTS IS OUR GOAL!


EXCELLENT REGARDING QUALITY OF WORK

WT Byler Co has a good safety culture that is compatible with Gilbane’s zero accidents. I rate them excellent regarding quality of work, professionalism and courteous service.

NEIL ADAMS, PROJECT EXECUTIVE - GILBANE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY


Accredited Quality Contractor


WT Byler Co is proud to be an Accredited Quality Contractor

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.

GAFPS AND LEED© INNOVATION CREDIT CRITERIA

Members of our team are Green Advantage Certified Practitioners enabling them to demonstrate practical knowledge of current green building principles, materials, and techniques as well as the rationale for green building.


ABC NATIONAL INAUGURAL PINNACLE AWARD

WT Byler Co has truly shown a dedication to becoming one of the leaders for the industry by striving to create the safest work environment possible for its employees.


Highest Industrial Construction Accolades


We’re one of the few infrastructure companies they have received recognition for our exemplary safety record. We have a genuine commitment to your project that’s supported by a foundation of workplace safety and quality.

  • Panama Canal Railway-Railroad to the Americas "Commemorative Award" 
  • Houston Lighting and Power Safety "Performance Award" (2-years) 
  • Houston Lighting and Power "Safety Excellence Award" (2-years) 
  • USACE Fort Polk Environmental "Leadership Award"
  • Foster Wheeler -- Valero of Texas City Coker Project "Working Safe Award" 
  • Exxon Baytown -- BAPP Line 8 Project "Safe and Timely Execution Award" 
  • Case Equipment "30 Years of Service and Success Award" 
  • Volvo North America "25 Ton Articulated Hauler - Largest Fleet in Texas Award" 
  • Medical Center of Southeast Texas "Plaque of Honor Award" 
  • Berry Center "Plaque of Honor Award" 
  • Liberty Mutual -- Wal-Mart Baytown 2M SF BSF OCIP Facility "Exceptional Safety Award" 
  • Associated Builders and Contractors New Member of the Year Award - 2009 
  • Turner Construction "2009 Safety Excellence Award" 
  • ABC National -- 2009 Excellence in Construction "Merit Award" 
  • Turner Construction -- Safety Excellence "2010 Going the Extra Mile Award" 
  • Shell Deer Park -- Contractor HSE Award 
  • AGC of America Heavy / Industrial Division Category 1 Safety Award -- 2010 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2011 
  • Gilbane/Harvey JV -- Exxon Mobil Campus C1 Site Work Team "CSEA" 2011 
  • ABC National EIC Award / NAICS 237 to 1M man-hours -- 2011 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2012 
  • Turner Construction -- 2012 Award of Safety Excellence" 
  • ABC National Pinnacle of Safety Award / NAICS 237 1 to 2M man-hours -- 2012 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2013 
  • AGC of America Associates/Specialty Division Category 1 -- 2012 
  • Gilbane/Harvey JV -- ExxonMobil Campus C1 Site Work Team "CSEA" 2013 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2014 
  • AGC of America Federal & Heavy Division Safety Excellence Finalist -- 2014 
  • Construction Users Round Table (CURT) CISE -- 2014 
  • Chevron Phillips Contractor Safety Excellence Award -- 2014 
  • ABC National EIC Award / NAICS 237 -- 2014 
  • Gilbane/Harvey JV -- ExxonMobil Campus C1 Site Work Team "CSEA" 2014 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2015 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2016 
  • ABC National Safety Merit Award / NAICS 237 -- 2016
  • Construction Users Round Table (CURT) CISE -- 2016 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2017
  • ABC National EIC Award / NAICS 237 -- 2017  
  • Construction Users Round Table (CURT) CISE -- 2018 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2018 
  • Chevron Phillips Contractor Safety Excellence Award -- 2018 
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2019
  • ABC Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) -- 2019
  • ABC National Safety Merit Award / NAICS 237 -- 2019
  • Chevron Phillips Contractor Safety Excellence Award -- 2019
  • ENR Texas and Louisiana Top Specialty Contractor in Site-Work, Excavation and Foundation -- 2019   
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2020
  • ABC Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) -- 2020
  • AGC Houston SEA Large Specialty Contractor of the Year -- 2020
  • *ENR Texas and Louisiana Specialty Contractor of the Year -- 2020
  • Construction Users Round Table (CURT) CISE -- 2020
  • ABC National EIC Award / NAICS 237 -- 2020
  • AGC Texas Safety Award -- 2020
  • ABC Diamond STEP Award -- 2021
  • ABC National EIC Award / NAICS 237 -- 2021

HFOTCO characterized it — When it comes to tight tolerances and careful work, WT Byler Co is the group I count on.

CL JEAN JR, VP - ENG AND CONST, HOUSTON FUEL OIL TERMINAL COMPANY